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Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development Activities SCC- October 29-November 4

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Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events


Highlight this week


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 @ 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

SCC (Various Locations in PAC) – 

The Equity Institute will provide colleges the opportunity to have intentional, meaningful conversations that support equitable practices across campus in order to build knowledge and relationships through active engagement.

The Equity Institute will focus on:

Learning how to build an equity framework that supports diverse populations and drives implementation of statewide student success legislation

Shared readings will challenge and expand current perceptions, and deepen our knowledge around:

1) How learning works
2) How to design for inclusive collaboration
3) How to build student capacity by generating pivotal inquiries, and shifting those inquiries to action in order to move your campus equity work forward

Register Now! – Fee is waived for SCC employees ONLY — Select “Pay by check” in the payment options and your fee will be waived.

Flex credit is available for this event.

Article of the Week

Diverse Community College

Century Foundation Releases First Report on Community Colleges

A new report released late last week examines the critical role that community colleges play in social mobility and highlights why adequate and equitable funding are essential.


Spring 2019 Professional Development and Convocation Week

Due November 16th

It is fall and we are beginning the development of the Spring 2019 Professional Development and Convocation Week. With a focus on “Equity 3.0”, in preparation, please consider submitting a proposal for workshops that are spread throughout the week and into the spring semester. With changes on the horizon regarding format, we believe you will be excited to participate! More news as the structure becomes solid! Meanwhile, here is the link to the Professional Development Submission form!

Let us know if you have any questions!


Video of the Week:

How we can help young people build a better future

Henrietta Fore

A massive generation of young people are about to inherit the world, and it’s the duty of everyone to give them a fighting chance for their futures, says UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. In this forward-looking talk, she explores the crises facing them and details an ambitious new global initiative, Generation Unlimited, which aims to ensure every young person is in school, training or employed by 2030.


Quote of the week

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching

Engage in Cultural Introspection on an Ongoing Basis; Know Self Culturally Over Time

“Cultural introspection is not a single event but a life journey. Reflecting on our teaching with attention toward cultural influences opens up windows into what seems natural about teaching practice and what feels like a leap of faith. Remaining cognizant of one’s cultural self may steady our awareness while balancing the natural with the seemingly risky, which can occur when adopting a wide range of cultural continua.”

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Locations 2489-2493). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Happy Halloween this week!


Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Kirk Sosa, Dean, IT/SRC

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!



Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of October 29, 2018

The week of November 05, 2018

The week of November 12, 2018

The week of November 19, 2018

The week of November 26, 2018



Sacramento City College

The Guided Pathways/Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a statewide collaborative effort to help advance the effective practices of the California Community Colleges.

In the process, we hope to significantly reduce the number of accreditation sanctions and state and federal audit issues.

IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to serve its students effectively and improve student success in measurable ways. An important focus of the initiative is to draw on the exceptional expertise and innovation that exists within the system in advancing effective practices and avoiding potential pitfalls.

The three primary components of the initiative are:

  • a framework of indicators
  • professional development
  • technical assistance

(Source: iepi.cccco.edu)

SCC Challenge Statement: 

As a college, we recognize and are distressed by the fact that too few of our students are achieving their educational goals; we commit to reversing this by increasing equity and effectiveness of how students move into, through, and out of Sacramento City College.

SCC definitions: 

Guided Pathways help students succeed by: Guided Pathways help SCC increase equity and success by:

  • Embedding intake processes into each pathway to help students clarify their goals for college and career
  • Establishing clear roadmaps to guide students throughout their paths to their educational goals
  • Contextualizing & Providing straightforward access to basic skills instruction with concurrent support for students who need it
  • Providing easy access to advising and counseling, progress tracking, feedback, and support throughout a student’s entire educational journey

Focus Areas:

Area 1—Mapping the Path- Developing coordinated paths for students.

Area 2—On- boarding- Improve outreach, enrollment and matriculation processes.

Area 3—Choosing and Entering a Path-Clarify pathways, including general education and transfer requirements to provide students with easier transition from high school through four-year-college and beyond.

Area 4—Ensuring Learning-Examine teaching/learning process in each pathway to increase learning and enhance learning outcomes.

Area 5—Proactive Student Support-Develop ways to provide proactive, ongoing support at all levels to students throughout their college experience.

Area 6—Communication and Planning-Ensure Guided Pathways is integrated carefully into college structure and plan and presented and communicated in a clear useful way that allows participation at all levels.

Guided Pathway Resources:

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

State Chancellor’s Office, IEPI Information

IEPI Overview and Update


Community of Care logo

Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Dear Colleagues,

I don’t need to remind you how committed SCC is to serving our students, because you live it and show it every day! Thank you for your unwavering commitment to educate, serve and see our students succeed. One of the many ways we assist our students is by providing appropriate interventions to assist those who are experiencing difficulties.

We want to remind you that the Community of Care and the Counseling Department are here to help. When is comes to retaining and helping students succeed, early intervention is one of our most effective tools we have. Early intervention prevents small obstacles from developing into insurmountable challenges. Regardless of the struggle, our goal is to get students back-on-track as early as possible in the semester by connecting them with appropriate resources (tutoring, success coaching, book assistance etc.) and/or by providing measured behavioral interventions.

Please use the SARS Alert Icon on your desktop or email us (careteam@scc.losrios.edu) to let us know about any students struggling with:

  1. Class material
  2. Obtaining educational supplies (books, notebooks, backpacks, etc).
  3. Attending class
  4. Basic needs (food insecurity, homelessness/housing insecurity, etc)
  5. “Bad” behavior (disruptive, aggressive, etc).

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Community of Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC,

Andre Coleman,

Dean of Counseling and Student Success


Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

Referral Programs

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

Triage Navigator program


Free or reduced cost services 
like medical care, food, job training, and more.


If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!



The Chronicle of Higher Education

We Must Help First-Generation Students Master Academe’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’

When the word “innovation” gets used on my campus, I often notice panic spreading across my colleagues’ faces. The thought of chalkboards being dismantled and replaced with complicated, high-tech smartboards and screens can terrify some of them. I admit that the thought of a flipped classroom turns me a bit upside down.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request. Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

Community College Research Center

Guided Pathways Data Update

Building Guided Pathways to Community College Student Success: Promising Practices and Early Evidence From Tennessee

Among state community college systems, the 13 community colleges under the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) are probably the furthest along in implementing guided pathways reforms. All 13 colleges are implementing what they call “Tennessee completion practices”—reforms to help students choose, enter, navigate, and complete programs that prepare them for further education and careers.


Faculty Focus

8 Student Personality Types in Distance Learning Part 1

I was taking advantage of some down time, cleaning out some of my old files on my computer, when I ran across a great article I saved that covered student personality types. When I originally read this article, I only had several years of experience working in the distance-learning realm. Now, years later, I have seen all these student types at one time or another, and throughout the years, noticed several others worthy of mention.


Community College Journal

Fall 2018 Issue

Equal Playing Fields

Staying on Track

A Sporting Chance


Inside Higher Education

“I Have 80 Essays to Grade”

…is something that no instructor should ever have to say.


California State University, Dominguez Hills

Certificate in Community College Teaching

The certificate program is designed to enhance the skills, and thereby the employability, of the potential community college instructor.